At Holy Family School we want each of our children to choose to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. In order to achieve this we deliver a high quality curriculum that is specifically designed to enable all of our children to enjoy physical activity, analyse their performance, know how to improve and reach their full potential.
As a result of all our efforts across the school, to ensure the children receive a high quality Physical Education, Holy Family School has been awarded the Sainsbury's School Games Gold Award.
At Holy Family School all children are entitled to participate in the P.E. curriculum regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, language, ability or disability or special needs. All children's efforts are valued and supported in a safe, secure environment. Where children have specific needs adaptations to the curriculum are made to ensure that all children have every opportunity to succeed at their particular stage of development.
All children from years 3, 4 and 5 have the opportunity to participate in swimming lessons once a week for a term.
These lessons take place at the local swimming centre. Regular testing takes place and children are awarded with certificates to motivate and reward progress. All of the teaching staff at the centre hold teaching, first aid and lifeguard qualifications. The teachers share our philosophy and values towards teaching; meet the standards that we demand and ensure our children make good progress. The classes are split into groups so that children swim in ability groups.
All swimmers are required to wear hats to maintain water quality.
All children are expected to wear appropriate swimwear; no bikinis, beach shorts or earrings.
Our team played in the Witham Schools tag rugby tournament on Tuesday 15th January, Our team played fantastically and we are proud to say that we won the event and are now through to the finals next month.